The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemmingway

Cover of "The Sun Also Rises"

Monday, August 21 through Friday, September 8, 2023. Read by Jim Fleming.

The quintessential novel of the Lost Generation, this Hemingway masterpiece is a poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation. The novel introduces two of Hemingway’s most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. The story follows the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates. It is an age of moral bankruptcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love, and vanishing illusions.

(Public Domain)

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